3. Javits Green Roof
The Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s West Side is considered the busiest convention center in the United States, and after a five-year renovation which included a plethora of sustainable upgrades, it is now one of the most green. One of the most important upgrades made to the center is the addition of a 6.75-acre green roof. Combined with a new energy conservation program, the center has reduced consumption by 26%. The Javits Center also installed more than 6,000 bird friendly glass panels and is home to 29 bird species, five bat species and five bee hives.
In the future, the center’s roof will also have a rooftop farm and the City’s largest rooftop solar array. On an Open House New York tour on Saturday, October 19th at 10:00AM to 11:00AM, guests will learn about the Javits Center’s sustainability practices and even get to see the bees. Book here when registration opens!